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What Not to Say to Someone With a Mental Illness

Posted on 22. Mar, 2016 by .

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What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words mental illness? Unfortunately, there is a stigma surrounding mental illness that prevents those who have a mental health disorder from seeking the treatment they need. Some people tend to say a lot of tough things to people with a mental illness […]

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Teen Depression and Smoking, Drinking, Sleeping, and Exercising

Posted on 09. May, 2014 by .

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an organization that works to protect the citizens of the United States from health, safety, and security threats. The CDC does their best to counter disease (physical and psychological) as well as supports communities and organizations that have the same mission. Along these lines, they maintain […]

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PTSD versus Teen Acute Stress Disorder and Treatment

Posted on 07. May, 2014 by .

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Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) is closely related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). They are both anxiety disorders that typically develop after an individual experiences trauma. However, one difference between them is the length of time an individual experiences post-traumatic symptoms. If symptoms of anxiety and dissociation have been experienced for less than one month, […]

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Treatments For Bipolar Disorder

Posted on 22. Jan, 2014 by .

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Bipolar disorder is a common mental illness. Constant shifts in certain chemicals found in the brain can lead to unusual mood swings, changes in energy and activity levels, and an impaired ability to carry out the regular tasks that make up day-to-day life. Sometimes these chemical shifts can become severe, and if left untreated, the […]

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Finding the Right Eating Disorder Treatment Center

Posted on 22. Jan, 2014 by .

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Treatment for an eating disorder typically involves mechanisms to impede the destructive behaviors while teaching proper nutrition to maintain good physical health.  Those who suffer from an eating disorder often will benefit from an inpatient treatment center because the patient lives at the facility and their main focus is recovery.  When searching for an eating […]

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Teen Body Dysmorphic Disorder Treatment and Difference Between Boys and Girls

Posted on 21. Jan, 2014 by .

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Teen Body Dysmorphic Disorder Treatment is dependent upon understanding three basic aspects of the disorder: obsession, compulsion, and avoidance. The presence of all three aspects differentiates this disease from what might, dismissively, be considered a “natural” focus upon one’s looks during the teenage years. Once a teenager is spending more than an hour per day […]

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Understanding and Treating an Eating Disorder Addiction

Posted on 13. Dec, 2013 by .

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There are some important socio-cultural factors which play a role in the occurrence of eating disorders for many women. (The appearance of eating disorders is about 90% in women.) However, there is a growing amount of research comparing eating disorders to addiction. This eating disorder addiction model may be an effective tool when it comes […]

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3 Signs of an Eating Disorder

Posted on 07. Nov, 2013 by .

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Eating disorders can be very dangerous.  A person with an eating disorder has aberrant eating habits that can impact their overall health. They affect women, men, teens and even pre-teens.  Three common types are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating.  Here are 3 signs of eating disorders.   

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Dealing With Teen Borderline Personality Disorder

Posted on 31. Oct, 2013 by .

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Dealing With Teen Borderline Personality Disorder Your children’s characteristics change as they grow old; some will grow up to be polite and courteous while others demonstrate complicated behavior. Once it gets complicated, it leads you as a parent, to ponder on which part of their developmental stages you have failed to focus on if what […]

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Helping your Bulimic Teen

Posted on 21. Oct, 2013 by .

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Unfortunately for many, eating disorders are not all that uncommon among teens. Both teen bulimia nervosa and anorexia are illnesses that can afflict anyone no matter how outwardly healthy they appear to be. This is why such illnesses should be treated seriously. All too often a parent, guardian or other adult figure may look at […]

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